Boy oh boy oh BOY.
As “ole boy” Denzel (and “bad cop” Alonzo Harris) said after being shot in the buttocks by his rookie protege … “What a day. What a *********** day!”
And if that above line offends some people, so be it. There’s a time and place to say something a certain way – – and the time and place is both NOW – – and HERE!
Anyway, ’twasn’t smooth sailing for me on many fronts today – both business wise, and LIFE wise (the latter being multiple fires to put out at the ole homestead).
Now this happens every so often, but today was an exceptionally rough day – – and for those wondering why I’m writing about it – – or “why the guy who talks about visualization and POSITIVE emotions galore” is even talking about this – – well – – it’s because life happens, my friend.
Despite our best efforts, we’ve ALL had days like this – and there’s no doubt be days such as this in the future as well regardless of our goals, fitness levels, or anything else in life.
Part of the reason why people follow me on this newsletter (and indeed on social media etc) is because I keep it REAL – and in that spirit, so yes, I had an exceptionally rough day – somethign that most of you will no doubt be familiar with, and yet at the end of it all?
Well, let’s see. It’s 8:48 P.M. at the time of writing this, and I’m literally feeling “hoopsy daisy” right about now at the time of writing this!
I believe that is one way of saying “over the moon” – and why?
Well, because I applied the perfect antidote to a brutally rough day.
The yin and yang as it were, and the YANG in this case was an equally brutal workout – and what was it?
150 pull-ups – – all in letter perfect form. Sprints for 15 minutes in the midst of that – and then back to the pull-ups and then 25 dips, and 25 handstand pushups upon getting home.
And I’m fried – in a good way!
And that is how life should be, my friend. When life knocks you down – as I’ve often said, it’s all about GETTING BACK UP – -and how!
As ole Rocky said, if you let life keep you down – – it’ll not only keep you down — but BEAT you to your knees if you let it. The world sure ain’t all sunshine and rainbows at time, but your personal rainbows are available upon command via a variety of means if you choose to apply ’em – – and hard, tough workouts are part of the toolkit here!
Thats one of the reason I love 0 Excuses workouts. Nothing, I repeat, nothing – not even benching 500 pounds for multiple reps at the gym can give you the same sort of “on top of the world” feeling as a high rep pullup workout can.
More than that, these exercises build gumption — and BULL DOG tenacity as I said before.
I say the following on the BattleTank Shoulders page –
But every serious trainee knows that the body is but one part of a REAL MAN’s pysche, makeup and ARSENAL, my friend.
Every serious trainee knows that it all starts with the mind, and usually ends there as well.
And the mental toughness, gumption and DESIRE to carry on – PUSH forward – despite all the obstacles life and others toss at you that is required is NOT present in most modern day men.
And it’s true, my friend. It’s true – and you’ll see what I mean when you get done with any of the workouts in either “Battletank Shoulders” – – or in any of my other advanced courses.
So thats the missive for tonight. If you’ve had a rough day – – work it the heck out of your system – – in a way only 0 Excuses fanatics can.
You’ll feel a ton better for it!
Best, and keeping it real –
P.S. – Another great course that’ll get all the frustration out – -while building that classic “X” taper and lat spread is course #2 on pull-ups – – which you owe it to yourself to take a gander at right here – – https://0excusesfitness.com/pull-ups-stud-to-super-stud-within-weeks/
P.S #2 – Along with the physical, a mental dose of MOTIVATION is equally important so you can keep going out there and GETTING ’em! Here is where you can get the very best motivation ever – – straight from the horse’s mouth as well – – https://0excusesfitness.com/gumption-galore/